MartyC on 6/19/2019
(No Brand) Vodak Diolen Special Custom
Updated after first season with this blade: Still my blade of choice. Hand made special custom blade. Based on Vodak Diolen Controll All + , with thicker kiri core . Shortly described - similary of some pure arylate blade (used composite is diolen-aramid cloth, softer feeling as vor example Koto-ALC combinated blade , more dwell time , higher feedback , control and lover speed (still Off blade). Little mutted soft feel from padauk outer ply , Diolen -Aramid composite and kiri centre. 6,0mm thickness , weight 87 gramm , Head size 150x157mm. Custom handle (size is similary as old Alser handle ).Very nice weight disribution due big handle , very good control. Big dwell time due padauk outer plies and diolen/aramid cloth combination (higher as Koto-ALC Viscaria and Hinoki-ALC Sanwei HC Speed Light), high spin support . Very nice design evocating "old Stiga days"- outer ply nice red-brownish colored padauk ply and classic layered handle design. Highly recommended for plastic era due spin capability..
Update 06/19: After tests different Koto-ALC blades I am went back to this blade. His softer touch , higher dwell time , ideal speed near the table and higher controll are very good for me.